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Macs and ARM Chips?

May 6, 2011 12:14:23.910

Color me a bit skeptical:

According to the SemiAccurate website, Apple is planning to move to ARM chips as soon as possible. Sources have told the website that this is a "done deal." The reported deal could also see ARM chips make their way into Apple's desktop range as well.

Maybe - you can't easily predict Apple's future actions. However, consider the success of the Mac in recent years - which has been partially fueled by the higher level of compatibility with stock PC's. It makes it far, far easier to run Windows apps on Macs using Fusion or Parallels - and for home use, it makes a lot of Windows games accessible to Mac users. Would Apple pitch all of that? I have my doubts.

posted by James Robertson

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